Jacques Attali has a PhD in economics, is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and a State Councillor. Special advisor to French President François Mitterrand for ten years, he is the founder of four international institutions: Action Against Hunger, Eureka, EBRD, Positive Planet.

Jacques Attali is the author of 86 books (including more than 30 specifically dedicated to the future analysis), sold to more than 10 million copies and translated into 22 languages. He is a columnist for the financial newspapers Les Echos and Nikkei, after having also been one for L’Express.

Jacques Attali also regularly conducts orchestras around the world.